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acquiesce
used in The Mill on the Floss

3 uses
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Definition
reluctant or unenthusiastic compliance, consent, or agreement
  • I am not sure that he would not have longed for the quarrelling again, if it had ceased for an entire week; and it is certain that an acquiescent, mild wife would have left his meditations comparatively jejune and barren of mystery.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — Mr. and Mrs. Glegg at Home (60% in)
  • It is easy enough to spoil the lives of our neighbors without taking so much trouble; we can do it by lazy acquiescence and lazy omission, by trivial falsities for which we hardly know a reason, by small frauds neutralized by small extravagances, by maladroit flatteries, and clumsily improvised insinuations.
    1.3 — Book 1 Chapter 3 — Mr. Riley Gives His Advice Concerning.... (83% in)
  • Every influence tended to lull her into acquiescence.
    6.13 — Book 6 Chapter 13 — Borne Along by the Tide (79% in)

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